Henry S., age 25, Michigan


I helped Kate care for the baby all last night, I got up rather late, had breakfast and then went over home and pa and I went to Ann Arbor where I got my trunk and purchased Kate some oatmeal and ½ dozen Oranges.  I saw Will Price at the Bank a little while.  Pa bought a dozen chairs.  I stopped at the depot in Delhi and got my satchel as we came back.  My trunk was badly abused on the road.  I took the sugar out and brought what Mrs. Neil made for the Queals over here with some syrup, which Fred sent.  I am going to stay with Kate again tonight.  It has the appearance of raining, but I fear it will not.

*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)